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El Sauce invites you, family's and friends to enjoy an authentic Peruvian experience, which goes back a long way. Guests will enjoy the comfort of the pleasant facilities and the warm atmosphere of a small hostel. This unique accommodation features the magic and charm of the only Inca village still inhabited, its extraordinary landscapes and ancestral routes. With just six guest rooms, each room is complete with a private bath and 24 hour hot water availability.

The hotel is an eco-friendly designed hotel, built and decorated maximizing the use of natural materials; such as the eucalyptus and clay used in our roofs, to the wood battens of the floors.

The hotel's location gives guests a privileged view of Ollantaytambo's ruins, from the dining room, the lounge and from three of the six guest rooms. Nestled right in the middle of town, El Sauce has a great view of the terraces. The dining and lobby areas are bright and inviting, and guests can enjoy their impressive collection of hand-knit hats.

Accommodations
The hotel has six guest rooms, three of which boast views of the ruins. Each room has:
- Private Bathroom
- Hot water 24 hours
- Phone
- Wi-fi internet connection for your lap top
- Personalized security box
- Hair dryer
- Laundry options (from 7 am to 6 pm)

Breakfast Buffet
A delicious buffet is prepared every morning, and can be enjoyed viewing the Inca's building from the dining room and with traditional Cusco style chimney's heat. Natural produce from the hotel's own farm located one mile away is used for breakfast production. Fresh milk, honey and a variety of organic fruit are brought daily and with them delicious jams and some of the juices are prepared. The farm also provides peaches, apples, and local varieties such as sauco, aguaymanto, sachatomate, tiny papayas (“papayitas arequipeñas”), and frutilla (a strawberry type fruit).
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$2,275
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9 Day Itinerary
  • Learn Inca history at Machu Picchu
  • See Lake Titicaca's floating island
  • Visit prominent Inca sites
  • Tour the colonial city of Cusco
Journey through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu and bargain at Cusco's colorful markets. Continue on to Lake Titicaca to explore South America's largest lake. If you have a few extra days, extend your trip to explore the Amazon jungle. This is our most popular journey!
Activities: History, Land, Light Hiking, Local Market
Places: Peru, South America, Amantani Island, Cusco, Lima, Machu Picchu Ruins, Ollantaytambo, Puno
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Inca Trail
$2,825
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10 Day Itinerary
  • Trek the classic Inca Trail
  • Explore the highlights of Cusco
  • Visit several Inca ruin sites
  • Watch the sunrise over Machu Picchu
Follow in the footsteps of the Inca. The Inca Trail is an exciting high mountain experience passing glacier covered peaks and descending into lush green cloudforest. Your trek ends as you pass through the sun gate into the lost city of Machu Picchu. Before the trek, spend a few days exploring ruins and bargaining at busy Andean markets.
Activities: Camping, History, Land, Local Market, Trekking & Hiking
Places: Peru, South America, Cusco, Inca Trail Day 1: Huayllabamba, Inca Trail Day 2: Pacaymayo, Inca Trail Day 3: Phuyupatamarca, Lima, Machu Picchu Pueblo, Machu Picchu Ruins, Ollantaytambo
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Uros Island - Floating island at the Titicaca
$5,050
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16 Day Itinerary
  • Discover Peru's "Little Galapagos"
  • View the Nazca Lines with a flyover
  • Explore Colca Canyon
  • Visit the shores of Lake Titicaca
This tour includes Peru's greatest highlights - Islas Ballestas and Paracas, the Nazca Lines, Colca Canyon, the islands of Lake Titicaca, Cusco and the Lost City of the Incas--Machu Picchu. A journey of the best Peru has to offer fit into a two week tour.
Activities: Community Stay, History, Land, Light Hiking, Local Market
Places: Peru, South America, Amantani Island, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Cusco, El MaPi Inn, Lima, Machu Picchu Ruins, Nazca, Paracas, Puno, Sacred Valley
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A local woman weaves in the market
$2,495
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10 Day Itinerary
  • Watch for wildlife as you canoe
  • Take a night hike though the Amazon
  • Discover the ruins of Machu Picchu
  • Observe traditional weaving
Journey through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu and explore the Peruvian Amazon in this 10 day tour. Spend 3 nights in the Amazon, observing the multitude of wildlife. Continue to Cusco and make your way through the Sacred Valley, exploring markets and ruins. Your trip culminates at Machu Picchu, one of the new seven wonders of the world.
Activities: History, Land, Light Hiking, Local Market, Rainforest Exploration, Village Visit, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Amazon, Peru, South America, Cusco, Lima, Machu Picchu Ruins, Ollantaytambo, Sandoval Lake Lodge
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Frigatebird in the Galapagos Islands
$6,550
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16 Day Itinerary
  • Explore magical Machu Picchu
  • Visit the Inca terraces of Moray
  • Photograph iguanas & sea lions
  • Wonder at volcanic landscapes
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Activities: Expedition Cruises, History, Land & Sea, Local Market, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, Peru, South America, Cusco, El MaPi Inn, Lima, Machu Picchu Ruins, Quito, Sacred Valley
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Machu Picchu Clouds
$1,875
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7 Day Itinerary
  • Watch the sunrise over Machu Picchu
  • Explore Cusco with a local guide
  • Tour the ruins of Ollantaytambo
  • Visit a local textile market
Visit impressive Inca ruins such as Sacsayhuamán, Pisac, and Ollantaytambo, and spend two days exploring the Lost City of Machu Picchu. This is an easy-paced week long journey perfect for anyone with a sense of curiosity and adventure.
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Land, Local Market
Places: Peru, South America, Cusco, Lima, Machu Picchu Pueblo, Machu Picchu Ruins, Ollantaytambo
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Conquering the mountain peaks
$3,595
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Salcantay Trek

13 Day Itinerary
After exploring colonial Cusco and the Sacred Valley we begin our 7 day trek, combining a scenic backcountry hike with the classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. This journey combines the most popular route in Peru with the road less traveled, making it a perfect two-week alpine adventure!
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Camping, Hiking, Land, Local Market
Places: Peru, South America, Cusco, El MaPi Inn, Inca Trail Day 1: Huayllabamba, Inca Trail Day 2: Pacaymayo, Inca Trail Day 3: Phuyupatamarca, Lima, Machu Picchu Ruins, Ollantaytambo
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Trekking through Peru
$2,675
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Cachiccata Trek

10 Day Itinerary
  • Encounter local people as you trek
  • View the Urubamba mountain range
  • Explore the Inca stronghold, Cusco
  • Take in the ruins of Machu Picchu
The Cachiccata Trek is an excellent alternative to the Inca Trail. This cultural hike explores Peruvian history, and also visits modern Inca communities and customs. This route was cultivated by the Cachiccata community and your local guides will delight in sharing their culture and history. Come and discover this hidden trekking treasure of Peru!
Activities: Camping, History, Land, Local Market, Trekking & Hiking
Places: Peru, South America, Cachiccata Campsite: Day 1, Cachiccata Campsite: Day 2 Chancachuco, Cachiccata Community Campsite, Cusco, Lima, Machu Picchu Ruins, Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley
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Chinchero
$3,050
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Ancient Kingdoms

12 Day Itinerary
  • Visit the Lord of Sipan Tomb
  • Walk through the ruins at Chan Chan
  • Marvel at the Moches adobe pyramids
  • Tour iconic Inca ruin, Machu Picchu
Most Peru travelers never have the chance to explore Northern Peru -- our remedy is this culturally-charged and history-filled Peru tour. Spend the first part of your trip exploring the ancient strong holds of pre-Incan kingdoms in Trujillo, Chan Chan and Chiclayo before catching a flight to Cusco and exploring the Incan masterpiece, Machu Picchu.
Activities: History, Land, Local Market
Places: Peru, South America, Chiclayo, Cusco, Lima, Machu Picchu Ruins, Ollantaytambo, Taypikala Hotel Cusco, Trujillo
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Fresh produce at a market
$2,695
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8 Day Itinerary
  • Attend an authentic cooking class
  • Cook a famous Peruvian dish
  • Visit several ancient ruin sites
  • Explore the ruins of Machu Picchu
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Activities: Archaeological Sites, Cooking Class, Land, Local Market, Urban Exploration
Places: Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo), Cusco, Lima, Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo
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Explore!
$3,225
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9 Day Itinerary
  • Ride bikes through the countryside
  • Hike to a village and volunteer
  • Raft the Apurimac class III rapids
  • Explore the lost city- Machu Picchu
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Activities: Biking, Camping, History, Land, Trekking & Hiking, Village Visit, Whitewater Rafting
Places: Peru, South America, Apurimac River, Cusco, Huanca Huanca Village, Lima, Machu Picchu Ruins, Maukallakta, Ollantaytambo
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The Cathedral in Cusco
$2,550
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8 Day Itinerary
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Activities: Festivals, History, Land, Local Market
Places: Peru, South America, Cusco, Lima, Machu Picchu Ruins, Sacred Valley
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Pose with stunning Machu Picchu as your backdrop during your travels to Peru
$3,495
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11 Day Itinerary
The Inca Trail is an exciting high mountain experience where we climb up to 4200 meters, passing glacier covered peaks and descending into lush green cloudforest. To acclimatize for our trek, we spend a few days in Cusco during the Inti Raymi Festival and the Sacred Valley, exploring ruins and bargaining at busy Andean markets.
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Camping, Festivals, Hiking, Land, Local Market
Places: Peru, South America, Cusco, Inca Trail Day 1: Huayllabamba, Inca Trail Day 2: Pacaymayo, Inca Trail Day 3: Phuyupatamarca, Lima, Machu Picchu Ruins, Sacred Valley
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Take in the views of Choquequirao as you hike Peru
$3,495
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Choquequirao Trek and Machu Picchu

12 Day Itinerary
  • Explore Cusco's markets & churches
  • Trek an Inca path to Choquequirao
  • Journey through the Sacred Valley
  • Tour Machu Picchu with your guide
Explore the colonial town of Cusco, and trek to the ruins of Choquequirao. The ruins can only be visited by two days or hiking so you'll be enjoying them with few other visitors. Visit with locals, wander through local markets, and tour Machu Picchu on this 12-day exploration. This active trek is challenging and rewarding all at the same time!
Activities: Camping, History, Land, Local Market, Trekking & Hiking
Places: Peru, South America, Choquequirao Trek Campsite Day 4, Choquequirao Trek Campsite Day 5, Cusco, Lima, Machu Picchu Pueblo, Machu Picchu Ruins, Ollantaytambo
Tour Details
Local woman at Lake Titicaca
$3,675
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Highlights of Peru & Bolivia

14 Day Itinerary
  • Tour Cusco's largest open market
  • Visit Sun and Moon Islands
  • Discover Machu Picchu
  • Climb El Calvario for great views
Make your way through two culturally-rich countries. Begin in Peru visiting markets and ruin sites as you travel through the Sacred Valley to the lost city of Machu Picchu. Discover the birthplace of the Inca on Lake Titicaca. Finish your journey in La Paz, Bolivia and Moon Valley seeing the curious way erosion has shaped the landscape.
Activities: History, Land, Light Hiking, Local Market
Places: Bolivia, Peru, South America, Copacabana, Cusco, La Paz, Lima, Machu Picchu Pueblo, Machu Picchu Ruins, Ollantaytambo, Puno, Sun Island, Uros Islands
Tour Details
Guanaco in Torres del Paine
$13,995
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South America Grand

34 Day Itinerary
  • Observe toucans and macaws
  • Snorkel among Galapagos marine life
  • Watch water flood over Iguazu Falls
  • Hike to the spires of El Paine
Explore the best of South America on this month long adventure that begins in Ecuador and ends in Chile. This itinerary includes it all from snorkeling, hiking, and searching for wildlife to cultural immersion, food tasting, and history. Diverse and full of activities this vacation is sure to delight!
Activities: Biking, Cooking Class, Expedition Cruises, Fishing, History, Kayaking, Land, Local Market, Rainforest Exploration, Snorkeling, Trekking & Hiking, Urban Exploration, Village Visit, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Amazon, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Easter Island, Ecuador, Galapagos, Patagonia, Peru, South America, South Pacific, Buenos Aires, Coca, Cusco, EcoCamp, Foz do Iguacu, Lima, Machu Picchu Pueblo, Otavalo, Perito Moreno Glacier, Punta Arenas, Quito, Rio de Janeiro, Sacha Lodge, Sacred Valley, Santiago, Torres del Paine
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Marco, our guide with Wayna Picchu in background
$1,995
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Holiday 2016 Machu Picchu by Train

7 Day Itinerary
  • Watch the sunrise over Machu Picchu
  • Tour the ruins of Ollantaytambo
  • Visit a local textile market
  • Explore Cusco's colonial churches
We visit the most important Inca ruins such as Sacsayhuamán, Pisac, and Ollantaytambo, and we spend two days exploring the Lost City of Machu Picchu. This is an easy paced weeklong journey perfect for anyone with a sense of curiosity and adventure.
Activities: Land
Places: Peru, South America, Cusco, El MaPi Inn, Lima, Machu Picchu Ruins, Sacred Valley
Tour Details
Our guide as the sun breaks through the clouds
$3,450
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Inca Pathways

13 Day Itinerary
  • Explore floating islands
  • Visit the highlights of Cusco
  • Tour pre-Colombian salt mines
  • Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
The Inca Trail is an exciting high mountain experience where we climb up to 4200 meters, passing glacier covered peaks and descending into lush green cloudforest. To acclimatize for our trek, we spend a few days in Cusco and the Sacred Valley, exploring ruins and bargaining at busy Andean markets.
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Camping, Hiking, Homestay, Land, Local Market
Places: Peru, South America, Amantani Island, Cusco, Inca Trail, Lima, Machu Picchu Ruins, Ollantaytambo, Puno
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Kayaking through the beautiful tropical waters.
$12,650
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Galapagos Explorer + Peru's Land of the Incas

16 Day Itinerary aboard Endeavour II
  • Encounter incredible wildlife
  • Experience the Galápagos undersea
  • See daybreak over Machu Picchu
  • Explore massive Ollantaytambo
Link your 9-day ship-based Galápagos adventure aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II to a land-based exploration of the archaeological wonders of Machu Picchu and the cultural wonders of Inca Peru, historic and modern. Make the most of your travel time as your expedition team makes the transition effortless for you.
Activities: Kayaking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Baltra, Bartolome, Cusco, Fernandina, Floreana, Guayaquil, Isabela, Lima, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Santa Cruz, Santiago
Cruise Details
CACHICCATA SCHOOL
$450
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Sacred Valley Community Clean-Up

2 Day Itinerary
Modernization is extending into the Andes and impacts the local communities. One negative consequence is an increase in post-consumer waste. Without adequate disposal options in these rural communities, household garbage accumulates and is scattered around the countryside. Our service project will allow travelers to go into the community and help families collect waste, separate it based on recyclables, biodegradable/compostable waste, and disposable garbage and educate and promote composting and recycling efforts in Cachicatta.
Activities: Land, Volunteering
Places: Peru, South America, Cachiccata Community Campsite, Ollantaytambo
Tour Details
$2,550
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Machu Picchu by Train with 4 Star Hotels

7 Day Itinerary
Our mainstay Machu Picchu trip with 4 star hotels. Tour the great ruins of Machu Picchu, and wander through village markets where ancient traditions live on in the hearts of the Andean people. We visit the important Inca ruins of Sacsayhuamán, Pisac and Ollantaytambo, and we spend two days exploring the Lost City of Machu Picchu in this …
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Land, Local Market
Places: Peru, South America, Cusco, Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo, Lima, Ollantaytambo
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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